We all have and like goals, right? We need goals. Exercising a few days a week. Checking things off of our todo lists. Our goals are endless. We know that we can't really succeed in school, business, sports, or most endeavors without purposefully applying ourselves to move forward. Yet what about goals in regards to our relationship with God ?
Is our spiritual goal to just survive this life, one day make it to heaven and along the way not lose our salvation? This seems to me like having an amazing racing bike (or insert your favorite thing here) and keeping it locked in the garage so that it doesn't get stolen and making it to the end of life still possessing it.